Intern Punctuality Hacks – Top 10 Tips for the Habitually Late

Late to depart, late to arrive, late to meeting deadlines…does any of this sound like you? It happens to the best of us, but if you want to decrease the risk of giving yourself a heart attack from last-minute sprints and all-nighters, or jeopardising your chances of a permanent job offer at your new internship by turning up late (view our employer interview to hear what they expect from interns), here are a few punctuality tips to make sure you start following the right clock.

1) Accept fear into your heart – There’s nothing like a good dose of worry to steer you away from the coffee shop queue when you should be arriving at work. Don’t ruin your reputation – be reliable. Dramatic thoughts about your career hanging in the balance, which it will be if you keep being late, should give you the kick you need. You’d be surprised how much faster you move…

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Intern Success – Intern Avenue meets Network Locum

In the first of a series of exclusive Intern Avenue ‘success story’ videos, we joined forces with Network Locum, an online service dedicated to connecting GPs with locum opportunities. Find out how they located their interns, the importance of paid internships and some golden advice for intern-seekers on how to get noticed, ace your interview and perform well enough to be offered a job at the end of your work experience.

For more information on Network Locum, visit their website here. Stay tuned for more videos from Intern Avenue!

‘Why won’t anybody respond?’ Intern concern


Days spent scouring job and internship boards, submitting countless applications and receiving little to no response from recruiters and employers, can drive the confidence out of the most optimistic people, especially those fresh out of academia

Why the un-reciprocated interest from companies? When you feel like you can’t relate to anybody more than this guy, it is time to review your job hunting techniques. Continue reading

4 Ways To Spot A Fake Job Advert

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A while ago it emerged that a fifth of job adverts on the government’s Universal Jobmatch site were either fakes, duplicates or scams. Outraged and concerned, we thought we would save you the future frustration and disappointment of applying for a fake job.

On average, millennial job seekers use around fifteen different sources to help them find a job. That is a lot of potential fake jobs to work through. At Intern Avenue, we do not have that problem because we personally vet every advert which is posted. But, for your future reference, here’s how you spot a fake job advert:

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5 top tips for guaranteed cover letter success

1. Be Genuine

“I am very excited about joining a fast-paced organisation like [Company] because I am a self-starter…”

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“I am applying for a position at [Company] because I am a passionate and engaged user of its technology. Since the release of v1 of CoolApp, I believe that the value that your organisation provides and its ethos of XYZ is something I want to be a part of…”

Let’s face it! We all think that we are sneaky like a fox and can churn out hundreds of applications without adding anything extra but you must do your homework and make it genuine! Continue reading

I underperformed on an automated video interview. Is there anything I can do?

Computer The short answer: YES!!

There is almost always something you can do about an interview or outcome that did not go your way or you feel did not fully expose your full potential.  Most recruiters are looking for people who are passionate about working for their company and want to succeed.  If you care enough to want to rectify a sub-optimal outcome this will rarely be seen as a negative. You should however know that it may not affect the ultimate outcome and/or that there are many things that could result in you failing to get the position which are outside your control.     Continue reading

How to make the most out of Intern Avenue.

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On average, Millennials (that’s you and me) use 12 different sources for their job hunt. Twelve! In our parents day all you had to do to get hired was turn up at the office with a CV and a “go-getter” attitude. Not anymore. For 92% of us, we confine all of our job hunting to the internet, scouring jobs boards, Google and social media for the perfect job. Wouldn’t it be great if you only needed one source, where you could set when you wanted to be contacted by employers (we’ve all been barraged with calls at one point or another) or not. Well, that’s what we have created here at Intern Avenue; a one-stop-shop for all your job and internship hunting needs.

Sounds great doesn’t it? “But hang on, how can I really make the most of this service, and will it get me a job?” I hear you ask. Well, I’m going to let you in on a few little secrets to make sure you get the most out of Intern Avenue!  Continue reading

Application Advice: Psychometric Testing

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So you have an interview for that job you REALLY want, but wait, they want you to complete a psychometric test? What exactly is a psychometric test? What does it entail?

It might sound a little scary, but with competition for jobs rising, we at Intern Avenue are increasingly seeing psychometric tests being included in the application process. Because of this, we have created this handy little guide to assist you!

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What To Wear On Your First Day.

So, you got through the interview without a hiccup and have finally bagged that dream job. But wait, everything you have known until now is about GETTING the job, not actually WORKING there… What do you wear? Will you fit in?

Don’t fret, ask the hiring manager what the dress code is and work around that. If you’re still at a loss, here is some helpful advice for you…

What to Wear